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Motivation

physiological and psychological processes underlying initiation of behaviours that direct us towards specific goals

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Drive

biological trigger that tells us we may be deprived of something and causes us to see out what is needed (i.e food)

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Allostasis

motivation influenced by anticipation of future needs

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Satiation

point in a meal when we are no longer motivated to eat

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Controlling Hunger

Lateral hypothalamus turns hunger switch on
Ventromedial region of hypothalamus turns hunger switch off

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Unit Bias

tendency to assume that the unit of scale or portioning is an appropriate amount to assume
-increasing size of dishes increases food consumption
i.e. one banana is a portion, one bottle of pop is a portion

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Social Facilitating

Eating more
dinner hosts encourage guests to eat more
-longer time spent socializing ore likely they will keep eating

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Impression Management

eating less
eat small amounts to avoid seeming rude

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Modelling

Eat whatever they eat

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Reproduction Suppression Hypothesis

females who believe they have low levels of social support from romantic partners and family members are more likely to engage in dieting behaviour
-results in loss of menstrual periods and decreases likelihood of pregnancy

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Orexin

released by hypothalamus in response to hormone/nutrient levels, received by other brain areas, causes food seeking behaviour